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Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
Life expectancy at birth
Maternal mortality ratio
Stillbirth rate
Neonatal mortality rate
Infant mortality rate
Under 5 mortality rate
Antenatal care coverage: 4+ visits
Antenatal care coverage: 8+ visits
Births attended by skilled health personnel
Postpartum care coverage for mothers
Postnatal care coverage for newborns
Exclusive breastfeeding for infants under 6 months
Coverage of first dose of measles vaccination
Stunting - short height for age under age 5
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Sexual and Reproductive Health
Child marriage before age 15
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Sexual violence by age 18 - female
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Adolescent birth rate ages 15 to 19
Contraceptive prevalance rate, modern methods, all women
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What does it mean ?
Full Name:Percentage of newborns receiving a health check within two days after delivery
Full Unit: Percentage, %
Year-range of Data:2009 - 2017
Source:UNICEF
Link to Source:https://data.unicef.org/topic/maternal-health/newborn-care/
Date Source Published:21st May 2018
Date Source Accessed:21st January 2019

The following countries had no data:
Algeria, Botswana, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea , Libya, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, SADR, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan

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Postnatal care coverage for newborns

What does it mean ?

Postnatal care coverage of newborns is the percentage of newborns (last live births) in the previous two years who received a health check from a health provider within two days after delivery. A live birth refers to any baby that is born that shows signs of life outside of the womb.

Why does it matter ?

Many maternal and newborn deaths occur within a few hours after birth. Postnatal care contacts, particularly within the first few days after delivery, are a critical opportunity for improving maternal and newborn health and survival, and to provide information about birth spacing. This indicator is part of the Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030).

How is it collected ?

The preferred data sources are household surveys. During survey interviews, women are asked about their most recent live birth and when, if at all, their health was checked after delivery. This should include births at home and births in a health facility. An alternative data source is a facility-reporting system.

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More about indicator and sources

The data in the source were updated on 22 February 2018. This more recent update contains only some values for countries’ more recent surveys. On this platform, we show other values for previous years that were available from the original source on 21 February 2018.

To read more about the World Health Organization recommendations on postnatal care of the mother and newborn, see here: http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/documents/postnatal-care-recommendations/en/

More information on calculations

Data are taken from UNICEF database (see link below), which compiled data from household surveys such as Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS).

Using information captured through national household surveys, the indicator is calculated by dividing the number of women who received postpartum care within two days of childbirth divided by the total number of women ages 15 to 49 years with a last live birth in the 3-5 years prior to the survey.

For more information, visit: http://data.unicef.org/resources/resource-topic/maternal-health/

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